Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Did You Know?

Did you know you could use your old iPhone as an iPod Touch? As parents begin to upgrade their Smart Phones, you may want to keep this in mind. What a great way to add some iPods to your classroom technology tool kit. This will be especially exciting when students of all ages are bringing their own devices to all of our schools. They will be able to use the student network to logon to the internet. How might you use an iPod Touch in your classroom?

Use Your Old iPhone as a iPod Touch

An additional resource that may be helpful to parents:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3406

Friday, May 20, 2011

Read Anywhere with Free Kindle Apps

Did you know you could turn your device into a reader with Kindle's free reading apps? 
CLICK HERE for instructions on how to download the free Kindle reading apps for devices such as your iphone, Windows PC, Mac, BlackBerry, iPad, Android, and Windows Phone 7.  Then, you can create an account with amazon.com and read all kinds of books.  AWESOME!!!!  I love turning my tablet into a reader and using the highlighting feature to add notes and thoughts as I read.  

Here are 3 fabulous reads if you are looking for some summer reading....
Understanding the Digital Generation

Living on the Future Edge

The Digital Diet

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Adding Youtube Content to Your Blog

Looking for an easy way to upload video to your blog?  First add it to youtube.com.  Then, you can use the "embed" code and paste into your blog.  Check out this quick tutorial for additional support.

Monday, May 9, 2011

ABCya.com









Awesome resource with many high quality games that could be used on the interactive board. Click on the link.













Great interactive game site for all elementary grade levles. A lot of these sites would work well on the interactive white board!!

Adding a Gadget to Your Blog: Follow by Email

If you are looking for an easy way for readers to keep up with your blog, you can add a gadget to the sidebar. They will be sent an e-mail each time you upload content to your blog.  Follow these easy steps:
Step 1: Go to the "Design" tab and click "Add a Gadget."


 Step 2: Choose the gadget "Follow by Email."
 Step 3: Click "Save" to add this gadget to your blog. 
 Now, readers need to simply add their e-mail, and they will be sent an e-mail when you update your blog.  What a great way to stay connected!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

50 Interesting Ideas for Blog Posts

Thank you to Tom Barrett for this awesome presentation.  (Link to Google Doc.)

Connecting Your Blog with Facebook

Facebook?  Blogger?  Having trouble deciding which one to use?  Well, now you can use both with this awesome tool.  Follow these easy steps to get going.
1. Create a blog with your blogger account.
2. Create a facebook account with your school e-mail.  (You can search our LINC blog for tips on how to create a school account.)
3. Check out this video on using dlvr.it to connect the two accounts.  This saves time because you only have to post to your blog and the content will then appear on facebook.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Using Evernote To Take Class Notes



Are you looking for a new way to allow students to take notes?  This awesome program allows students to use either a laptop, IOS device (Iphone, Ipod), or android device to take notes.  They can then sync the notes so they can use multiple devices to keep one set of notes.  How awesome is that?  Your notes can now travel with you regardless of what device you have. 

Parking your car somewhere soon? Check out this app.

Parking ramps can be a little sketchy. I didn't want to park here anymore. I was on my way downtown for the NCTE conference and was...